Atari's Duo Powered iPad Joystick Takes On iCade

Macrumors reports on Atari's latest bit of hardware, which is set to take on the iCade in the iPad video game controller stakes.

It's no secret that iPads aren't always used for (ahem) productivity purposes. In fact, it's exceptionally rare for the top selling iPad apps to be anything but games. Gaming on iPad has its challenges, not the least of which is the lack of tactile buttons. That's something that the iCade -- originally a Thinkgeek joke turned real product takes on, and it was inevitable that where there was market success for one, imitators would follow. Except I'm not entirely sure that the Atari Duo Powered joystick is exactly an imitator; where the iCade tries to look like an arcade machine, the Duo Powered joystick looks more like something I would have plugged into a Commodore 64 back in the day. [Discovery Bay Games via Macrumors]